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Keswick Hall
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Thirty years or more ago, this facility housed the second-tier country club in the area. It was reinvented and relaunched in it present form, which has included some ownership changes along the way. Right now, it does everything very well. Having lunched and lodged on several occasions, it has earned my appreciation for its light-touch, but intelligent management. Which means it achieves a measure of excellence without pretension. A good thing. Beautiful Christmas decorations this time of year and you can spend a lot on food or not. The bar makes a nice, inexpensive alternative. But, for me, the rooms are the thing. Someone knew what they were doing when the choices were made. Very comfortable. Very quiet. And almost home-like. The Keswick has become a real favorite.

Room Tip: There are rooms with balconies, which allow for gazing over the lovely countryside. All the views ar...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Keswick Hall, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

We have stayed here several times. This time it was December so everything was decorated nicely and fires burning. Very cozy. I agree with most reviews that the staff could not be nicer. They are quite wonderful. If you have a problem, which you will at times even in the best of the best, it's all about how it's handled. We had a fairly minor problem and it was handled perfectly and with a great attitude by the front desk. What more can you want?
My only constructive comments are for fossetts restaurant. The staff needs more training on how to always be available and knowledgeable. Seems like the winter staff could be a little more on the ball. Overall a great spot!

Room Tip: Splurge for a balcony on a high floor
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Keswick Hall, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Thank you for your review and your helpful feedback on your Fossett's experience.

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Keswick Hotel lived up to our known experience. We've stayed many times and although it has changed ownership, several times, it's still a wonderful visit. The public spaces and rooms are typical of an opulent southern mansion, very spacious, with every amenity (including all of the electronics and wifi). If you just have to take your pet, it's pet friendly. All of the staff is abundantly courteous and helpful, especially Lisa at the front desk, a true gem! Their restaurant, Fossett, it quite elegant and the menu/food is very good but it doesn't live up to the rest of the ambiance. It was quirky that so many dish garnishes were either pickled or laced with vinegar. Also, their golf course is under a major refurb and it is not is use. This earth work unfortunately takes away from what is typically a gorgeous setting.

Room Tip: This is a very rural setting so there is no noise except the 7.a.m. train and its whistle that's...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Keswick Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for your review and for providing us with the helpful feedback on your stay. Your comments have been shared wtih our team so that we can continue to improve. We are delighted that the golf course project is moving quickly and we look forward to having the wonderful view restored for our guests this spring. We hope that you will return again soon!

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a lovely hotel with very accommodating staff. We spent 2 nights here. The room was large and furnished with antique/reproduction pieces which made it feel so different from the usual badged hotel rooms. The bar was busy but well run. Breakfast was good with a wonderful view over the golf course. The course was closed as it was bring remodelled. The only complaint was the trains rumbling through at 3am.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Keswick Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Keswick deserves nothing but a superlative review. In every aspect the place exceeded my expectations. I came for a wedding in September and I was continually impressed on all fronts. The property is charming and unique; all the furniture is hand-picked and the decor is a cross between southern plantation and British country club. The rooms felt like guest suites in a wealthy friend's estate and they were beautifully decorated. I particularly appreciated the Molton Brown products in the bathroom and the turn-down service at night. I have never encountered a staff that was so polite and so efficient. They somehow managed to be always present, but never intrusive, anticipating our every need. The food was excellent. There are always free light refreshments in the lobby, and if you have to leave they have coffee and tea to go. I would love to return. Everyone who was at the wedding agreed that the place is spectacular.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Keswick Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that a wedding brought you to Keswick Hall and that everyone enjoyed their visit. We loved your description of our decor!

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have stayed here before and was not disappointed again. My room this time was a litlle dated but very clean and comfortable. Last time my room was freshly renovated. The grounds are spectacular for a hilly run. Very attentive staff. I even spilled a glass of red wine on my white blouse and housekeeping was able to remove it by morning! How did they do that? Thank you!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Keswick Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thank you for your return visit and review. We are delighted that our housekeeping team was able to assist with the red wine stain!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We spent the last three nights at Keswick Hall. We returned after a not so good experience just a year ago. Last year our suite was very rundown and shabby for a hotel of this caliber. The bathroom was totally inadequate and outdated. The carpets were filthy. We complained to the GM and were given a reduced rate as well as showered with flowers and champagne. When making the reservations this year I mentioned the previous problem as well as my concerns and was told this would be our best vacation ever. We book a gourmet package for two nights and was told on the phone that this package was unavailable and the rate would be much higher on the middle night. Just prior to arrival I checked the website and found the package was a little higher priced for this night but a package was available. When registering we asked the desk clerk for this package and he again said it was unavailable. We pointed out the website rate and after checking behind the scenes we were given the Internet deal.
Then we proceeded to what was an improved but still very rundown room. Yes the antiques are beautiful and the decor in part quite lovely. The balcony was magnificent. But these things did not make up for the very rundown bathroom with a chipped plastic open toilet seat and mold near the base of the shower. The floor was patched from one end to the other. The toilet seat did not match the base and was very discolored. The lighting in the room made it impossible to read and the outlets barely charged our modern day technology. We also had several flies on board with us. Why complain! We went there and did that last year. We were told then the establishment was under new management and the conditions were being evaluated. We chose to return and try again. We have learned our lesson. While a world class golf course is being built this does compensate for the rundown rooms.
Generally speaking we encountered warm and friendly staff and realize the setting is superb. The dining room was lovely.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Keswick Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

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Additional Information about Keswick Hall

Address: 701 Club Dr, Keswick, VA 22947-2615
Location: United States > Virginia > Keswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Keswick
Price Range: $394 - $949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Keswick Hall 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
History and spectacular landscapes come together at Charlottesville, where Thomas Jefferson country meets Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Celebrated landmarks, including Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia, are clustered here among swathes of the East Coast's most beautiful scenery, home to renowned horse races, hunts and vineyards. This is the setting for Keswick Hall & Golf Club, an impressive resort with 48 newly refreshed guest rooms, a luxurious spa and the award winning Pete Dye golf course, Full Cry. Enjoy tennis, archery, award-winning dining, croquet, children's activities and more. ... more   less 
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